Yipster Times, August 1978

Title

Yipster Times, August 1978

Subject

New Left and Counterculture

Description

The Yipster Times, “America’s Only National Underground Newspaper,” was the semi-official newspaper of the Yippie movement, started by Dana Beal and published in New York City. The paper ran, in one form or another, from 1972 until 1989, when the name was changed to Overthrow. It was primarily a journal of anti-establishment politics and culture, with a strong focus on marijuana legalization.

In this issue, articles focus on cocaine use in the Carter administration; the assassination of Orlando Letelier; nuclear power; Washington, D.C. “smoke-in”; 10 year anniversary of the Festival of Life; interview of Abbie Hoffman; police repression in Atlanta; local shorts; Kent State; marijuana legalization; FBI surveillance and Ma Bell; nudity at Black’s Beach in San Diego; letters.

Creator

Youth International Party Information Service

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

August 1978

Format

newspaper

Collection

Citation

Youth International Party Information Service, “Yipster Times, August 1978,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed January 25, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/851.

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